Commercial Counsel EMEA (Basel)
Basel, Switzerland
vor 6 Tg.

Job Description

Commercial Counsel EMEA (Basel)

Huntsman is a global chemical manufacturing organisation with over 9,000 staff and manufacturing sites across 75 countries.

We are now looking to recruit an experienced CH based Commercial Counsel to join our European legal team in our Basel office.

This is a broad and varied position with a high level of autonomy and responsibility to provide sound legal advice across a complex matrix organisation influencing from shop floor to Vice President level.

The position would suit a Commercial Counsel either from private practice or currently working in-house looking to work in a global company focused on growing both organically and through ongoing M&A.

As Commercial Counsel you will :

  • Provide legal advice and support to our business divisions (Polyurethanes, Advanced Materials, Performance Products and Textile Effects) and Corporate Function Groups.
  • Advise on a broad range of legal matters, including contracts, transactions, regulations, claims and litigation.
  • Lead negotiations across broad range of commercial contracts, drawing on the expertise of peers in the regional legal team as required.
  • Draft and review a wide range of legal documents (e.g. variety of commercial contracts, general terms and conditions, quality requirements, training materials and compliance instructions) relating to both procurement and supply.
  • Provide training to associates on relevant legal topics and procedures such as competition law, dawn-raid procedures and use of contract management databases.
  • Provide legal advice and support to manufacturing sites across Europe in a complex multi divisional and cross functional organization.
  • Supervise litigations and other matters handled in coordination with outside counsel.
  • Ensure and promote, together with Huntsman management, that all activities are in line with Environment, Health and Safety principles, International Trade Compliance and Huntsman’s ethical standards.
  • Support the legal department in ongoing continuous improvement initiatives and standardization of working practices across the region.
  • Requirements :

  • European qualified lawyer with minimum 3 years PQE (bar exam is an advantage). Previous experience in an in-house commercial counsel role or in a major law firm and immediate ability to practice in CH.
  • Strong knowledge in commercial law in areas such as sales, distribution, purchasing and service contracts, competition law, torts and corporate law within a product related industry.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with the ability to work autonomously and lead key negotiations as necessary.
  • Proactive and solution oriented with the ability to identify opportunities for improvements within legal practices.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to other European offices (UK & Belgium).
  • About Huntsman

    Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2019 revenues of approximately $7 billion.

    Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.

    We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions.

    For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

    Any personal data that you provide to Huntsman International LLC, its subsidiaries or its affiliates (together, "Huntsman") as part of the online recruitment process and / or otherwise for potential employment (including any sensitive personal data) will be handled according to Huntsman's Notice about the Processing of Personal Data of Applicants, which is located on the Company's privacy page at


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